Just a couple of days after securing £10 million through its Crowdcube mini bond, BrewDog shared an update on its USA brewery, which will be located in Columbus, Ohio. The new production facility offers 100,000 square feet of space for the famous brewery to continue its global expansion.
The BrewDog team stated:
“Rain, wind, sun and snow – if ever there was a reason for us to embrace Ohio as the spiritual twin of Aberdeenshire, the December weather is it. It’s been a few months since we gave you all an update on how BrewDog USA is progressing in the Discovery City – September in fact, just prior to the very first #PunkAGMUSA. So let’s head over to the US and find out how new arrivals – both people and brewhouse kit – are getting on in their quest to bring fresh BrewDog beer to North America!”
The brewery also noted that since the last update, the custom-built Esau & Hueber kit has arrived on site and the 200 HL/170 Barrel system is almost there. Its team also has the mash and lauter tuns in place, the bright tanks ready to go, and the first dozen fermenters have been delivered, pointed skywards, and installed.
“Aside from the influx of steel, other things being created on site at the moment include the ongoing project to convert the amazing space in the photo above into DogTap Columbus. The designs have been finalised and the taproom is very soon going to begin appearing – and not a moment too soon! Elsewhere on the site we have taken delivery of our canning line and this will be the next large-scale project for our installation team to tackle at the start of January.”
BrewDogs also noted that 600 people made their way to the new brewery for its open house to learn more about the company and the job roles.
“The event on both days was another truly incredible lesson into how friendly the people of the Midwest are. The local people have continued to make us hugely welcome and share our excitement about the brewery build, even chatting to us over breakfast in the local diners! From everyone at BrewDog, a big thank you to those who came, particularly those bearing homebrew, homemade dog biscuits and advice on settling into the Buckeye State.”
In regards to the new year plans, the company added:
“As we head into 2017 we will have an update on our upcoming BrewDog USA Bars and also a continued series of updates as we approach the first test brews on our Columbus kit and then complete the DogTap and welcome the locals in on a more regular basis!”
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